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Project definition presentation

An update of my project research, and design brief ideas.

Alice Fulton

on 9 November 2012

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From my tutorial last week, this is a development of my research, aiming towards a line of enquiry. In this presentation, I will show you my current research, which is leading to design ideas for a brief. The magical world of Pip and Pop! A magical world for
children and adults... The installations exports you to a delicious world of fantasy. They are a perfect world for children to dream, be inspired, and perform their imaginary stories. “Pathways and peepholes will lead visitors to different worlds: a magical forest filled with strange flowers, vines, mushrooms and animals; a cosmic universe condensed into a darkened room with twinkly stars; and a volcanic lake with crystals, mist and liquid pools are just some of the creations waiting to be discovered”.

(Gallery of Modern Art, 2012, http://qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/past/2011/we_miss_you_magic_land). The Russian Pavilion, shanghai Expo. Giant flowers and trees: an interior section of the pavilion, which is a fairytale world, seen through the eyes of a child. Fog creating Atmosphere Gardens are such a wonderful way to see inspiration because of all the shapes, colours, forms and textures, and using light is a way to highlight these... We all need
to be touched
by the magic in our
to be inspired by it.
”I always thought there was some magical recipe to creating art, in fact it’s not, it’s the most simple thing: it’s what is in front of our eyes”.

(Bruce Munro, 2012) Bruce Munro is evoked by the magic of his surroundings and through nature's forms and colours, his imagination is fuelled and this creates an essence of magic realism. This enchants the mind of those occupying the space, and captures their imagination; and this is what helps them to sense the magical atmosphere. The composition, late afternoon light, the glow from the lamps, and the beauty of the garden’s forms, all create a unique sense of magic. The light here is capturing the girl's imagination. Create a space inspired by nature. Find ways of
blending light with nature to create an atmosphere
of magic for those occupying the space. Magic... imagination... positivity... Enchanting gardens with mystery and secrecy…

where the atmosphere dances with magic… Elements of magic within a garden To find a field of bluebells, highlighted with shadows of sunlight through the trees, is a magical sight to be seen. This is a very sensory experience of being in nature; seeing, smelling and touching the bluebells. It can inspire the senses, and sense of memory and imagination, which plays with this atmosphere of magic. Inspire people's memory and imagination within nature, to give them a sensory experience. The film is full of poetry, a story that flows from one fragment to the next, which leaves you thoughtful and touched. Touched by the magic of how Mary brings joy, life and love back into her uncle and cousin, Colin’s lives. There is a symbolism of how life can grow again represented through the changing seasons. There is a realistic magic about it. The detailed elements of music, sound, lighting, symbolic composition, texture and form portray an air of mystery and magic. There is romance in the poetry of images, which produce a rhythm of feelings for the viewer. This poetry is a way for the viewer to sense an awareness and relate to Mary and her family’s world. We enter the magic of Mary’s world. Magical Atmosphere

The series of images convey the growth of their secret garden. As viewers, we are shown growing buds, butterflies bursting from their cocoons, and growing bluebells, daffodils, lillies, roses and irises. The setting is soft and romantic with the warm, summary light, petals being blown in the wind. ‘Literature and cinema would be devoid of their power of enchantment without our capacity to enter a remembered or imagined place. The spaces and places enticed by a work of art are real in the full sense of the experience’.

(Pallasmaa, 2012, p.74) In a film, the viewer has an interaction with the fragment of images being presented, where imagination is created with our emotions. Like film, architecture embodies atmosphere, through the occupier’s interaction with the building. Along with their perceived memory, their imagination can be heightened by a sensory experience, and they articulate an emotional response to the space.
Our memory plays with sound, smell, taste and touch and the viewer brings these elements to the experience and this is what helps to keep our minds enchanted. A multi-sensory experience is important in interior spaces and it could be that the space evokes memory, stimulating imagination to the occupiers' mind. The Secret Garden Think about how the elements I use to create a magical atmosphere, might affect the sensory experience of those occupying the space. Ken Hong Leung's
unrealistic wash of
and his use of mist
adds to its dreamy
atmosphere Neuschwanstein is a true
fairy-tale castle.
It has a sense of power
by towering above the
clouds of mist,
emphasising that it is
in its
own imaginary world. By taking away the entire screen and frame of the camera, the viewers are experiencing the real composition of the space. They engage with the space and get a sense of the atmosphere. Architects and interior designers do something similiar, by reading the context of the environment and creating an atmosphere by using certain elements. In Tetsuo Kondo and Transsolar's 'Cloudscapes', the viewers walked through varying levels of fog.
It must have been a curious sensory experience because the fog was created artificially inside an existing space. This makes me think about how I could play with elements to create a very emotive atmosphere within an existing building or environment This makes me think about how I could play with elements to create a very emotive atmosphere within an existing building or environment. The works also shifts the relationship of the audience to film, as viewers become participants, their bodies intersecting and modifying the transitory forms’. (Serpentine Gallery, 2007) fairytales Atmospheric lighting knobbly branches and crooked wood Living in the trees Autumnal woods natural forms organic materials
and textures A playful and multi-sensory magical environment for children and adults Contrast of light and shadows mystical land branches of silhouettes Detailed elements within a space,
i.e. lighting, form, atmosphere,
colour and surface patterns EXPLORING OTHER SPACES THAT PORTRAY
A SENSE OF MAGIC Les Amants (Cascade) by Noemie Goudal, is a seemingly ordinary depiction of a waterfall flowing in the natural landscape, but on closer inspection, you realise that it is not water. The movement of water is created through the use of draping material within a landscape. This creates an illusion of the reality and therefore an essence of magic. It also makes the viewer stop to think about the interaction of man with nature. Consider how to create a magical realism:
perhaps though an illusion to create
an essence of magic? Bring children and adults into
a world of fantasy - let them be touched
by the magic of their surroundings Create a poetry and a narrative within the interior space with detailed elements such as music, sound, lighting, composition, materials and form. How can i use haze and fog to bring mystery to the interior space? Will this add to the immersive sensory experience? Can this help to present an imaginary world? Summary points from research to date
(to consider for design brief) Design ideas

Restaurant in a treehouse, or in a woodland garden.
Aim: To give the diners a warm, magical and special dining experience, immersed in an imaginative world, so that it becomes their favourite restaurant in the whole world!
On extended branches of a tree (look for an existing place?)
Create a magical, sensory experience for the diner, adults and children. What are the sounds, smells? Is there music? Use lighting, textural materials, form and composition to create this magic. For example, how can I use lighting to blend nature with the interior space?
Does mist envelope the restaurant below and set up an atmosphere of mystery before the customers enter?
How do they enter? Do they enter through a garden first? Think about this as part of the unique experience. Inspire the customer's imagination and memory.

A gallery space/pop-up gallery or museum.
Aim: to create a temporary interior space to display and inform people about the work of famous artists or writers on fairytales, for example, Hans Christian Andersen.
Use the space to inspire people about their work, involving them in a magical narrative, so they get a better knowledge about the artwork.
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